Aaron Atkinson
Aaron Atkinson
(416) 367-6907
(416) 364-7813
155 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001 (ON)
Aaron’s practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and securities, and corporate governance. He advises Canadian and international businesses, investors, and other market participants spanning a wide range of industry sectors, including mining, life sciences, and financial services. A seasoned and strategic practitioner, Aaron has advised on some of the country’s most high-profile domestic and cross-border transactions, including contested matters such as unsolicited takeover bids and proxy contests, as well as financing transactions, negotiated acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnerships. Well versed in corporate governance, Aaron is regularly called upon to advise boards and board special committees on transactional matters as well as internal investigations and complex governance issues. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; IFLR1000The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert® Special Editions — Agribusiness & Cannabis, Finance and M&A, Mining, and Technology; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
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On Dec. 16, 2020, Tilray, Inc. and Aphria Inc. announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement to combine their businesses and create the world’s largest global cannabis company based on pro forma revenue of $874 million
On March 12, 2018, HLS Therapeutics Inc. (HLS:TSXV) announced the completion of a reverse take-over of TSXV-listed Automodular Corp. to conclude HLS’s going-public transaction. The transaction was implemented by way of a Court-approved plan of arrangement under the OBCA.
On March 31, 2015, Norbord Inc. (Norbord) and Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (Ainsworth) completed their previously announced merger. The merger will create a leading global wood products company focused on oriented strand board across North America, Europe and Asia.
IAMGOLD Corporation completed the sale of its Niobec Mine (Niobec), one of the world’s three niobium producers, for total consideration of US$530 million.
On July 30, 2003, O&Y Real Estate Investment Trust closed a public treasury offering of 6,957,500 limited voting units for gross proceeds of $75.5 million.